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Evaluation of Effects of Forestry and Agricultural Policies on Forest Carbon and Markets

  • Ralph J. Alig
  • Darius M. Adams
  • Bruce A. McCarl
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 128)

Abstract

Possible global warming has prompted examination of alternative policy measures for reducing excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere caused by emissions. These measures include forestry-based strategies for sequestering additional increments of carbon (e.g., Sampson and Hair, 1992; Haynes et al., 1994; Alig et al., 1997). Forests are a dominant part of the landscape in most of the southern United States, storing most of the carbon residing in terrestrial ecosystems. Forestry and agriculture cause the largest changes in the region’s vegetation; possible future changes in the area, cover types, and ages of forests are important considerations for those examining policies for sequestering more carbon in forests.

Keywords

Forest Carbon Forest Industry Forest Sector Conservation Reserve Program Forest Carbon Stock 
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  • Ralph J. Alig
  • Darius M. Adams
  • Bruce A. McCarl

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